Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to watered-down coronavirus protections for meatpacking workers, but the measure faces opposition even though many plants are already following the proposed requirements.
Nebraska state government will collect an extra $90 million in tax revenue in the current fiscal year that ends June 30 but will face a less rosy outlook over the following two years, based on new state estimates.
A proposed tax cut for corporations and a tax credit for parents grieving a stillborn child have won initial approval from Nebraska lawmakers, who criticized parts of the package but still gave it strong support.
The Iowa Supreme Court issued a rare statement saying the court plans to take care of legislative redistricting if the Legislature isn’t able to handle the task due to the delayed release of information by the U.S. Census.
When all the counting is done, Douglas County election officials believe around 85,000 people will have cast votes in the Omaha primary — but there are still thousands of votes that have to be counted.
Tuesday was a record primary election with more than 10,000 votes still to be counted. Those votes could impact a couple of the races, but experts say those outstanding votes are unlikely to change who finished second to Jean Stothert in the race for mayor.
Gov. Pete Ricketts tweeted in support of Georgia’s embattled governor on Saturday, stating that Nebraska stands in solidarity as “(Gov. Brian Kemp) is expanding voting options” in his state while corporate critics “are promoting Democratic disinformation.”
The Iowa House recently passed a permitless carry bill that would give Iowans the right to purchase and carry handguns without a permit from sheriff’s departments. It would also shift the burden of background checks to gun dealers.
As Democrats call for expanded gun control in the wake of two mass shootings in a week, Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a statement Thursday reiterating his firm stance against any further restrictions for gun owners.
An Iowa Democrat’s quest for Congress to overturn her state-certified defeat for a House seat is prompting awkward divisions within her party, months after its members reacted with uniform fury at Donald Trump’s unfounded drive to reverse his presidential election loss.